Much cooler weather on the way behind Monday evening cold front

— Daytime highs will top out in the mid-70s on Monday, but big changes are on tap for the rest of the work week thanks to an approaching cold front.

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner says the front will push through during the late evening hours and could produce a light shower or two.

“Any rain we see from this front will be light – maybe enough to settle the dust,” she said. “But the big impact will be from the cooler temperatures. We expect a lot of big weather changes during the spring, and this week will be a good example of that.”

Behind the front, overnight lows will dip into the upper 30s early Tuesday.

Daytime highs will climb only into the mid-50s, about 20 degrees colder than Monday.

Wednesday morning, a freeze watch is in effect for the bulk of central and eastern North Carolina from 2 until 9 a.m. Lows could dip into the upper 20s in some spots.

“It’s going to be a pretty chilly start to the day on Wednesday and again on Thursday,” Gardner said. “Then, we’ll get a reinforcing shot of cold air for the weekend.”

Highs Wednesday and Thursday will be in the mid-60s, but they’ll back off into the 50s for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

,Daytime highs will top out in the mid-70s on Monday, but big changes are on tap for the rest of the work week thanks to an approaching cold front.

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